On the Research Front …. Without a doubt, the number of kidney cancer cases is increasing. In addition, data shows that the number of grants and funding for kidney cancer research is below par when compared to other types of cancer. This HAS TO CHANGE!

The following table provides a list of cancer types and the number of grants involving each type. It is intended to show the overall importance of each respective cancer type. It is very difficult to portray due to the fact that some grants apply to various types of cancer and some do not identify the cancer types specifically. Therefore, **the total number of of grants does not equal the sum of the numbers shown in the grants column. In many cases, a project may have a focus which is linked to more than one type of cancer because of similarities between the two.

The Funded Amount is the total value of funding that was awarded to a single or group of research grants with relevance to a specific type of cancer or area of research and includes funding for some projects that may be minimally related to that type of cancer.

64,770 new cases of Kidney Cancer are estimated for 2012. Kidney and renal pelvis cancer are increasing. – American Cancer Society, Surveillance Research, 2012
approximately 300,000 people are living with Kidney Cancer. – National Institutes of Health (NIH)

How would you feel if you had a family member or friend that had Kidney Cancer and they expected YOU to have a positive outlook towards the research frontlines? … I know we can do better that this amount for Kidney Cancer Research!
– TE Hubbell Kidney Cancer Warrior Institute Staff

Cancer Type Number of Grants** Funded Amount($) Specific Amount($)
Brain Tumor 53 26,646,000 17,609,900
Breast Cancer 226 117,265,595 81,209,953
Cervical Cancer 28 17,945,180 9,751,479
Colon & Rectal Cancer 119 75,358,180 49,450,579
Head & Neck Cancer 22 12,261,800 6,401,950
Kidney Cancer 21 11,694,000 5,990,450
Leukemia/Leukaemia 88 43,325,683 28,195,398
Liver Cancer 35 23,445,000 10,677,960
Lung Cancer 105 56,757,487 31,281,417
Melanoma 50 25,221,000 16,633,850
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 36 17,973,000 9,130,600
Ovarian Cancer 59 30,373,000 12,894,830
Pancreatic Cancer 28 15,353,000 7,665,200
Prostate Cancer 91 51,018,000 31,065,370
Thyroid Cancer 16 12,500,000 10,880,500
Other Cancer Types 190 100,391,350 43,252,195
Applies to all cancers≠ 274 96,580,504 96,580,504
Grand Total 945 468,672,136
**involving the Cancer Type
≠does not apply to all cancers equally